One of the most successful teams ever to compete in the ADAC GT Masters is returning to the Super Sports Car League. Schubert Motorsport will field two BMW M6 GT3s as they stage their comeback. The first car will be driven by DTM race winner, Joel Eriksson (21, SWE) and Aidan Read (21, AUS) while Henric Skoog (23, SWE), BMW works driver Erik Johansson (23, SWE) and Nick Yelloly (29, GB) will share the drive in the team’s second car. The ADAC GT Masters will get its season under way on the weekend of 26th-28th April at Oschersleben which is Schubert Motorsport’s home circuit.
“I’m really pleased to be back in the ADAC GT Masters,” said Team Principal, Torsten Schubert. “I just love this series after being a part of it for so many years now. The market for drivers is never easy, so I’m delighted to be able to field two BMW M6 GT3s. We’ve managed to put together a particularly strong crew of drivers. As the ADAC GT Masters is the toughest GT series in Europe, it was imperative that we did so in order to have any chance of success. Last year, it soon became apparent that placing well at every circuit was no easy task, but that has to be our goal, which is why we intend to get in plenty of practice.”
Schubert Motorsport first contested the ADAC GT Masters in 2010 and have notched up a string of successes since. With ten wins – all with BMW – Schubert are the third-most successful outfit in series history. On the plus side, there are also six pole positions to take into consideration. Schubert won the team competition in 2015 and fought hard to secure the drivers’ title right up until the final round of the season. The last time the team raced in the ADAC GT Masters was in 2018 when they fielded a Honda NSX GT3.
For their comeback, the Oschersleben-based squad rely on BMW cars once more. The Swedish Australian pairing of Joel Eriksson and Aidan Read will share the #9 M6 GT3. Eriksson has already driven in the Formel ADAC and went on to become championship runner-up in the ADAC Formula 4 just one year later. The BMW works driver contested the DTM in 2018 and 2019, taking one win and two more podiums. Eriksson will come up against his older brother, Jimmy, in the ADAC GT Masters; Jimmy drives for Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing. Team-mate Aidan Read has already had some LMP2 experience and made his debut in the ADAC GT Masters with Schütz Motorsport in 2019.
Having moved up from the Porsche Carrera Cup, Henric Skoog from Sweden will be the regular driver in the #10 sister car. He will share the BMW M6 GT3 with Swedish counterpart Erik Johansson at Oschersleben, Zandvoort and at the Sachsenring. Skoog joined BMW Motorsport’s Junior Programme in 2019 and has already contested GT3 races in Italy. For the other four race weekends at Autodrom Most, Red Bull Ring, Nürburgring and Hockenheim, he will be partnered by BMW works driver Nick Yelloly from England, who is also a development driver for Formula 1 team, Racing Point.
Source. ADAC GT Masters